Due to COVID-19, many of our partner agencies are not able to take in wildlife and some services may be affected. We recommend that any injured wildlife be taken directly to our Bahde Wildlife Center, located at 5433 Gaines St., San Diego, CA 92110. Our drop-off area is open 24/7 and there is dedicated parking. If you absolutely cannot make it to this location, animals may also be dropped off at our Oceanside and Escondido campuses.
Do not attempt to care for the animal yourself. Do not give food or water, because it could cause further injury. Please do keep the animal in a dark, quiet box or crate and bring to the center or another wildlife drop-off location (listed below). The Bahde Wildlife Center is open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and our drop-off area is open 24/7.
Before capturing a wild animal, please review this information to ensure intervention is needed.
Pilar & Chuck Bahde Wildlife Center
5433 Gaines St.
San Diego, CA 92110
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Open seven days a week.
Drop-off area is open 24/7 and there is dedicated parking.
For emergency assistance, please call San Diego Humane Society at 619-299-7012 (press 1).
Alternative Permitted Wildlife Drop-Off Locations
All Pets Animal Hospital
149 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
Acacia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort
655 W. Citracado Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
Chula Vista Animal Services
130 Beyer Way
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-476-2476 or 619-691-5123
For questions or comments NOT related to found animals, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.